From the Editor

In Her Shoes



Bob Capazzo

Walking a mile in the shoes of Donna Moffly is exhausting (business meetings, managing staff, social functions, developing, assigning and editing stories …). Being asked to fill those shoes is downright daunting. For twenty years, Donna has thrown her heart, soul and boundless energy into the pages of this magazine. What you hold in your hands is her creation. She has earned the respect of the community and her staff; moreover, she has earned their admiration. So when Donna decided it was time to concentrate on her role as editorial director of Moffly Publications and I was tapped to become the editor of Greenwich Magazine, I momentarily considered turning on my heel and making a run for it.

But what an opportunity I would have missed. This is the town where I spent my childhood — shopping the Avenue, swimming at Tod’s Point, skating at Dorothy Hamill rink, hitting tennis balls with Ivan Lendl on the new Greenwich Academy tennis courts — the list of memories goes on and on. And all these years later, I was being asked to head up the magazine that celebrates the place where these memories were made, a town that is truly unique and special. Of course, there’s the unparalleled beauty, celebrity residents and palatial estates that make Greenwich world famous, but I’m talking about the character of our slice of Fairfield County’s Gold Coast. Not the least of which is the passion and commitment of its residents to live life to the fullest while bettering the lives of others. These pages represent just that, in its many forms — elegant, eclectic, sophisticated, whimsical and charitable. This was the challenge of a lifetime, and the excitement quickly set in.

Big shoes to fill? You bet. And we’re off to a good start. In this issue you’ll notice a few additions. If you flip to the back page, you’ll see the latest incarnation of “Postscript,” an essay that will touch on some facet of life — big, small or in between — worth reflecting upon. And while the “From the Founders” department is new, the faces are certainly familiar. Here, every month Donna and Jack will sound off separately about hot topics and interesting issues or, as Donna does this month, give you a behind-the-scenes lookat the goings on here at the magazine.

There is no place like Greenwich and no people like those who live here. And I look forward to getting to know even more of you in the coming months. Please feel free to drop me a line with any thoughts or suggestions. Here’s to many wonderful things to come in ’08 and, of course, to a perfect fit.

 

Greenwich Agenda

  • TREEHOUSES: Look Who's Living in the Trees!

    2014.06.21
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Saturday, June 21 - Monday, September 1 Hidden in the leaves, snug in the trunk or burrowed under the roots, what types of animals actually...

  • Greenwich Harbor Sunset Wine Cruise | Greenwich, CT

    2014.06.05
     @ Delamar Hotel Dock

    The boat "Prudence" departs from the Delamar Hotel Dock on 500 Steamboat Rd. All the wine is sponsored through VALS with food...

  • SM&NC Farm Market

    2014.06.15
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Sundays, June 15 – October 5, 10am – 2pm We're thrilled to bring back the SM&NC Farm Market — now on Sundays!...

  • Exclusive Tour of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Yale University Art Gallery

    2014.09.09
     @ Yale University Art Gallery

    Join JCC Greenwich for an exclusive tour with museum curator Elizabeth Manekin. The collection is noteworthy for exemplary works from the...

  • Understanding the Gaza War: Strategic & Political Implications

    2014.09.09
     @ Greenwich Library, Cole Auditorium

    Dr. Efraim Inbar is a Professor in Political Studies at Bar-Ilan University and Director of its renowned Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic...

  • Bruce Museum: Look and See - Into the Deep

    2014.09.10
     @ Bruce Museum

    A program especially designed for children ages 3-5 years and their adult caregivers, who will explore the Museum’s exhibition through...

  • College Admissions Boot Camp | Greenwich, CT

    2014.09.13

    College Prep 360 will be offering two college admissions “boot camps” in their Greenwich office over the summer. The first workshop...

  • Nigh Season: New Paintings By David Konigsberg

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM  Public Invited   NIGH...

  • Undulate: Paintings By Julie Gross and Margaret Neill

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    GALLERY II Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM Public Invited...

  • Greenwich Area Newcomers Annual Lobster Fest

    2014.09.14
     @ Tod's Point Clambake Area

    This is our kickoff event each year-held at Tod's Point Clambake area. The event is scheduled for Sunday September 14th starting...

  • Information Fair

    2014.09.16
     @ YMCA

    Our Annual Information Fair - This event showcases non profits , community businesses, schools and  services in the Greenwich...

  • Laurel House Family Seminar Series

    2014.09.18
     @ Laurel House

    Thursday evenings, September 18, October 2, 16, 30, 6:30-8:00 pm Join us Thursday evenings for this four part Family Seminar Series as...

  • The Many Faces of Multi Media

    2014.09.20
     @ Meli-Melo of Greenwich

    Dr. Julia Trebing, Director Creative Therapies in Stamford, CT exhibits her paintings at Meli-Melo Creperie & Juice Bar  during Sept...

  • SoulCycle GWCH for Make-A-Wish CT

    2014.09.20
     @ SoulCycle

    Make-A-Wish Connecticut is thrilled to be partnering with SoulCycle's Greenwich location for a charity ride on Saturday, September 20th!...

  • Wall Street Tennis Challenge

    2014.09.20
     @ Greenwich Country Club

    The goal of The Wall Street Tennis Challenge is to support the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation’s efforts while spreading awareness...

  • Arts & Crafts on Bedford

    2014.09.20
     @ Bedford Street

    Shop at over 100 craft and artisan boutiques on Bedford Street, which will be closed to traffic for the weekend. Dine in our extended sidewalk...


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